On the morning of Monday 26th March, a significant milestone was achieved in the Victoria Park Tunnel Project. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) officially opened all new northbound motorway lanes to traffic. This included the third lane in the new tunnel and a peak lane from Fanshawe Street to the Auckland Harbour Bridge for vehicles leaving central Auckland during the afternoon traffic peak.

This was the first time the Moveable Lane Barrier system (similar to the one in operation on the Harbour Bridge) was used on the Northbound Motorway between Fanshawe Street and the Harbour Bridge.

Resolve Group was influential in preparing the Barrier Machine to manoeuvre its way through St Mary’s Bay, and also in helping Auckland Motorways with the familiarisation and training of their staff. We were also advisors to the Victoria Park Alliance, assisting with some of the design and construction challenges.

The opening was a great success, the third lane in the tunnel has been well received by the public, and the new PM Peak is showing much greater utilisation as motorway users get accustomed to it. Resolve Group has been proud to assist NZTA in facilitating the final stage of this project.